Kipper Central’s UKIP Leadership Coverage: In Review


Here at Kipper Central, we strive to be a connection between the UKIP members and the Leadership, and everyone in-between. That’s why we allowed you, our readers, to write about what you’ve made of the election so far and why we gave candidates the opportunity to promote their message outside of the mainstream media where it won’t be twisted. If you think we did a good job, please help us out by donating here!

Results

I am extremely proud of our live coverage of conference, where we announced the leadership results over an hour before the official announcement (we published completely accurate results at 15:43). We received the information from an anonymous source, and we unsure how they learned the results.

Articles by candidates

I am proud to say that 6 of the 7 candidates wrote articles on Kipper Central:

However, I am saddened that Peter Whittle decided not to write for us. He was contacted a number of times, online and in person. However, Nick Harris, a member of his campaign team, did write for us instead (UKIP is lost on the political map, but I firmly believe that Peter Whittle can steer it to success).

All candidates were invited to write as many articles as they liked, however only Jane Collins wrote more than one.

Articles by supporters

Of course, many voters wanted to hear what their fellow members have to say about the election and it goes without saying that rather a lot of members had strong opinions on the race which they wanted to share. Kipper Central sought to give each and every member a platform to vent, rant, boast, moan, fantasise or plot about UKIP and the leadership candidates. The following candidates had at least one article written in support of them by a member:

Sadly, we didn’t have any articles in support of Aidan but with only 85 voters nationally, it was rather difficult to find anyone who wanted to write anything.

Views

We received over 150,000 views during the leadership contest, of which a huge number were relating to the leadership election. September was by far the best month in Kipper Central’s history, with over 80,000 views in just the one month.

We want to thank all of our readers because this couldn’t have happened without you reading and sharing what we do. We’re here because of you and your support keeps us going.

Regrets

Nobody’s perfect. Believe it or not, even we’re not! We had planned to publish a ‘100 word bid’ piece which had 100 words from each of the candidates, but we contacted candidates too late and only a few got back to us. We also wanted to do an informal interview where we found out a little more about the personalities and non-political bits of the candidates’ lives, but we never found time to do so. Next election, with your help, we’ll be able to do all of that and more!

How you can help us

Of course, the main thing you can do to help out is to keep reading us, and share our articles. Just one share on Facebook or Twitter can make a huge difference.

However, if you’d like to do more than that, there’s a few other ways you can help out:

  • Write for us: you can apply here and we’ll get back to you soon. We are always on the look-out for new writers (whether you’re a professional or a first-timer) so please do apply!
  • Donate to us: we have put a lot of time and money into Kipper Central to make it what it is today, and donations from our readers will help to keep the project going forever! You can donate here.
  • Promote to Facebook groups/pages: if you are admin of any Facebook pages or a member of any Facebook groups relating to UKIP or politics, please please share our posts there! These methods of sharing can get us thousands of views!
  • Tell your branch: many UKIP members don’t know about Kipper Central, so if you bring us up at your branch meetings, we’ll be able to reach out to thousands more members!

How did we do?

Your thoughts are the most important thing here – we want to know what you made of our coverage!

Support Kipper Central

Kipper Central is here to spread the real news with the British and global public, without political correctness and without lies.
However, we are an extremely small team each putting in several hours a day, despite none of us having full-time jobs.
We, therefore, rely on the kind support of our readers to keep reporting on the stories that nobody else will and to keep promoting what is truly happening in Britain and across the world.


Reece Coombes

As a 16-year-old member of UKIP with a cardboard Nigel Farage cut-out in his bedroom, Reece is hardly your bog-standard student, but he cherishes his independent thinking as his greatest strength. Reece is the founder and owner of Kipper Central, a UKIP community blog with thousands of daily hits and is also the Deputy Chairman of Young Independence, UKIP's youth wing, where he works hard to promote Brexit and radical thinking to young people across Britain.

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